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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

| Comedy | 2009 (USA)
A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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They wished for a star, then wished they hadn't.

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Cambada de Amadores  »

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£91,156 (UK) (19 December 2008)
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Charles Durning, playing Burt Reynolds' Hollywood agent in this movie, was about eighty-five years of age when he appeared in this film. See more »

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Still in the Game
Music by Christian Henson & Caroline Lost
Lyrics by Caroline Lost
Performed by Caroline Lost
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Charming British film - well worth seeing
20 December 2008 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

After reading some of the other reviews I wonder what you expect from a nice little English movie. Burt Reynolds was great, but Imelda Staunton was exceptional. She was hilarious in all her scenes and we laughed out loud. It's very British set in a very British setting.

If you liked Calendar Girls you'll like this. It's not great art, just great entertainment with a really good British cast, and an ageing but nevertheless very entertaining Burt Reynolds. Burt Reynolds who I must admit I did not think could act was quite good throughout and delivered his Shakespeare well. If there was one criticism it would be the scenes in the US were not brilliantly shot


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